I have 2001 VW Jetta 2.0 It's an automatic and it shift into every gear but when it tries to shift into 3rd it goes into high rpms and then drops. I don't know what's wrong with it??

Miranda Duncan

Asked by Feb 21, 2015 at 03:06 PM about the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Automatic, wont shift into 3rd gear. Drops everytime and gets high rpms when it tries to shift into 3rd.

4 Answers

Jonathan Stacy

sounds like 3rd gear is blown is thire a check engin light on


your looking at a trany rebuild hope you have over 2000$ for that a used trany will run you up 1500$ as well.

Victor Lebron

I have the exact same problem and once i slow down and accelerate below 3000 rpm and get past 40mph its all good. I decided to change the tranny of my 2001 Jetta Gls you need to find your tranny code its a three letter code either FDF or EPG and this is important since each code is for different gear ratios. Add me skype id victor.lebron3312 if you send me your vin number i can tell you the tranny code. I can get this tranny for 350 plus 350 for labor, 700 total installed.


hi, i have the same problem have you found the answer to your problem yet?

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